Contact Information 
Capitol Office 
41-B East Wing, Main Captitol 
P.O. Box 202117
Harrisburg PA 17120-2117
Phone: (717) 787-1117
Fax: (717) 705-1889
Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

District Offices
105 Lieutenant Michael Cleary Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-6000
Fax: (570) 255-0133
(800) 278-3930
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

133 West Tioga St., Suite 4
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-4777
Fax: (570) 836-4772
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Upcoming Bill Would Re-Establish Governor’s Schools, Boback Says
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced plans for a bill that would re-establish the Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools of Excellence. Funding for that program was discontinued by a previous administration in 2009, but Gov. Tom Corbett has pledged $350,000 for it in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

“This program provides talented and motived students with the chance to challenge themselves academically,” Boback said. “Countless students benefitted from the program in its more than 30-year existence.”

Under the Governor’s Schools of Excellence Program, students were selected to attend a multi-week, tuition-free, summer enrichment program at a college or university in Pennsylvania. The program was established in 1973 with a focus on the arts, but later expanded to include science, health care, technology, global entrepreneurship and teaching.

Under Boback’s plan, also known as the Governor’s Schools of Excellence Act, the program would be administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. A minimum of three Governor’s Schools would be established in science, agricultural science, engineering and technology at institutions of higher education across Pennsylvania. Participants would be selected through a competitive application process.

“There is nothing more important than quality education for the children of our Commonwealth,” Boback added. “The Governor’s Schools of Excellence Program is one way we can help them be ready for the challenges of the future.”

For more legislative news, go to

Representative Karen Boback
117th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Nick Ruffner
717.260.6258 /
Share |